A culture or a nation that employs the strongman principle of government may have a colorful history, but it will never amount to a truly great civilization.
If a people turn from righteousness, a natural consequence is greater human oversight in one form or another. This is seen in the world and the church.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an article entitled "How Christianity Shaped the West" by conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza, suggests that what the founding fathers believed about Christianity was a dim shadow of reality, focusing on broad genera. . .
John Ritenbaugh asserts that. despite recent claims from the Evangelical conservatives, America was never established as a Christian nation. God called out Abraham, specifically blessing him, and through him, blessed the nations of the entire earth. The ea. . .
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the watchman responsibility as defined in Ezekiel 33:2 and Isaiah 62:6, consisting of both physical and spiritual aspects. Part of the pastor's responsibility is to carefully observe economic, social, meteorological, and politi. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing on Paul's declaration that he would become all things to all men, suggests that Paul had the capability of seeing the truths of the Bible from several different cultural paradigms, namely an honor-shame continuum and a power-fe. . .
Many consider the footwashing at Passover merely as a ritual to remind us of the need to serve one another. But it teaches another godly attribute: forgiveness.
Luke's gospel portrays Christ as the son of man, the high priest of man, and the savior of man, having all the feelings, compassions, and aspirations of man.
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